Archive for the ‘Windows Vista’ Category

Vista Anti-Virus 2011– Seriously, Microsoft?

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Last night I was doing some Google queries to research a technical issue I was having with GlusterFS. I clicked on a link Google had suggested for me and suddenly the performance of my system had slowed to a crawl. I assumed that the site had JavaScript, or some other poorly implemented client-side code on it but it was really much worse.

I had been hit by malware…


Upgrade to Vista Ultimate and fight AIDS

Monday, December 8th, 2008

The holidays are a great time to give back to the people you love, your friends, and those whom are less fortunate than ourselves.

The Project (RED) version of Windows Vista Ultimate which has been shipping on Project (RED) versions of some systems will soon be available for purchase separately.

It is available for pre-order currently from Amazon

Project (RED) is an organization which is fights AIDS.

Pre-Order Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1 Upgrade (Project Red Edition)

Windows Vista: Playing 3D Games in Windowed Mode

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Recently I moved my PC into my den where it was the only electronic device, no TV, no home theater, no nothing! So I thought it would be cool if whilst I was grinding my life away in World of Warcraft I could do so in ‘Windowed Mode’ while watching a DVD in another window. This was a good idea but it was poorly executed. Apparently if you have AERO enabled in Windows Vista the mouse is configured to do some sort of ‘trickery’ to the background of Windows Vista.

Thankfully there is a setting you can set to disable this wacky ‘feature’.

If you right click on the executable file for the 3D game that you want to run in windowed mode (in my case WOW.EXE) there is an option called ‘Disable Desktop Composition’ if you select this option, AERO will be disabled while that application is running and allow you to play games in Windowed mode with a working mouse.

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Hope this helps you catch up on Dexter while you do a little serial killing of your own!